Othello - Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Bankside
Othello - Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Bankside
Our Review 4 / 5

The republic of Venice employs General Othello, a self-made man and a Moor, to defend its overseas territories against the Turks. As the Turkish threat gathers and Venetian forces are despatched to Cyprus, the love Othello holds for his new wife becomes a raging, uncontrollable torrent. Iago, a junior officer secretly enraged by Othello, exploits his General’s ambiguous position and ingenuous nature, driving him into a passionate and overpowering jealousy.

Othello is an all too human story; marked by the domestic intimacy of a chamber piece, it has the feel of a relentless Greek tragedy.

The wasteland of death may be both Iago’s goal and his harvest, but the stage belongs to Othello, a man who loved perhaps unwisely and too well.

Previews from |
20th July 2018
Opening date |
1st August 2018
Booking from |
25th September 2021
Available until |
13th October 2018
Closes |
13th October 2018
William Shakespeare
Claire van Kampen
Cast list:
Mark Rylance, André Holland

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Venue Information

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DT
Venue Box Office:
020 7401 9919
Nearest tube:
London Bridge

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Our Review of Othello - Shakespeare's Globe


Easily the most-hyped production of Shakespeare’s Globe’s current season sees the eagerly anticipated return of Mark Rylance to the venue where he served as its first artistic director from 1995 to 2005, and, in an intriguing casting coup, he’s taking on one of Shakespeare’s most infamous villains. Read more

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